March 2016

9-1-1 Providers Sued for Denying Access to Deaf Citizens

Man holding phone with an emergency text message for 911
Phoenix, AZ — Deaf residents and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) submitted a suit for filing today in Arizona federal court seeking direct access to 9-1-1 services through text. The lawsuit seeks to make 9-1-1 services in Arizona accessible to individuals with a disability, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The lawsuit comes as few 9-1-1 centers around the country comply with federal law...
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Lawsuit Challenges Discriminatory Charge for Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service

Green Discount Taxi Vehicle
Phoenix, AZ — A class action lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona alleges that Total Transit Inc. (“TTI”), doing business as Discount Cab, violates federal and state law bycharging wheelchair users a $10.00 fee per trip – in addition to the standard fare – because they require accessible taxis. TTI is a large transportation provider in […]
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